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Orthopedic Awards and Recognitions

It's a good feeling to be recognized and honored for your work.  

Part of our vision is to prove ourselves as "distinguished," "best," and "excellent." These hard-won RECOGNITION'S let us know we've achieved the high standard of care we pursue every day. Our honors, awards, and accolades help us attract top talent and feel pride in our work. 

San Antonio Regional Hospital excels in having the best orthopedic surgeons, gaining recognition for excellent orthopedic surgery and joint replacement.


San Antonio Regional Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s performance standards.  The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

The certification, offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, focuses on the pre-surgical orthopedic consultation to the intraoperative, hospitalization or ambulatory surgical center admission, rehabilitation activities, and follow-up visit with the orthopedic surgeon.

“Advanced Total Hip and Replacement Certification recognizes healthcare organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. 

anthem blue distiction award Anthem Blue Cross, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, has selected San Antonio Regional Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. Quality is key: only facilities that first meet nationally established, objective quality measures are considered for designation as a Blue Distinction Center+. 

Blue Shield of California has selected San Antonio Regional Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community.


The Orthopedic Institute at San Antonio Regional Hospital has always been committed to ensuring its joint replacement patients receive the highest quality of care. Most recently, the hospital became a member of the American Joint Replacement Registry, an independent, not-for-profit database designed to store comprehensive data about joint replacement procedures. The information collected will help doctors match patients, procedures, and devices to ensure high quality care, excellent surgical experiences and the best possible outcomes.

Awards_Aetna_SEAL400 The Orthopedic Institute at San Antonio Regional Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® (IOQ) Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacements, knee and hip. Designated IOQ facilities demonstrate excellence in clinical quality, value, and access for orthopedic care, and a commitment to continuous improvement.
Womens Choice Ortho 2022 The Orthopedic Institute at San Antonio Regional Hospital has received the 2022 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.

HCAHPS* Patient Satisfaction Scores

Our mission is to provide high quality joint replacement services that both comfort and cure, in settings that inspire confidence, and in a manner that earns the trust of our patients. With our patient satisfaction scores that are among the highest possible, learn more about the San Antonio patient experience directly from some of our recent patients below:


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HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction Phone Survey conducted independently by National Research Corporation

*HCAHPS (the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is a patient satisfaction survey required by CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) for all hospitals in the United States. The Survey is for adult inpatients, excluding psychiatric patients.